Kim Jong Un Attends North Korea Military Parade in Pyongyang

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    North Korea held a big military parade in the capital Pyongyang late Thursday to celebrate a major conference of the ruling party.

    The parade featured developmental ballistic missiles designed to be launched from submarines and other military hardware.

    State media said Kim took center stage in the parade, after a conference where Kim vowed maximum efforts to bolster his nuclear and missile program.

    The Korean Central News Agency on Friday released photos of Kim wearing a black fur hat and leather trench coat, smiling widely and gesturing from a podium as thousands of troops and civilian spectators filled Kim Il Sung Square, named after his grandfather and North Korea’s founder.

    The agency said spectators roared as troops rolled out the country’s most advanced strategic weapons, including submarine-launched ballistic missiles it described as the “world’s mightiest.”

    Photos released by state media showed trucks transporting missiles that appeared to be either newly developed submarine-launched ballistic missiles or modified versions of previously tested systems.

    The agency said the parade featured other missiles that could “pre-emptively and completely destroy any enemy outside of our territory.” But it wasn’t immediately clear whether the description was referring to intercontinental ballistic missiles.

    It wasn’t immediately clear whether Kim delivered a speech during the parade. North Korean state TV hasn’t released footage of the event, and the South Korean and US militaries haven’t yet provided assessments of the weapons displayed by the North.

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